The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD
Islamic - Abbasid Caliphate. Seljuq, Sanjar, AV Dinar with probably a bow (ar an other ornament). AH 511-550 / AD 1118-1157 Mint : Balkh?
The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Prophet Muhammad. The Abbasid dynasty descended from the Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. They ruled as caliphs from their capital in Baghdad (modern Iraq), after taking over authority of the Muslim empire from the Umayyads in 750 AD.